At the Teaching Awards Trust, we know teaching is more than just a job. We know you don’t do it for the accolades, yet every day without fail, thousands of teachers and support staff across the UK go out to inspire and encourage the next generation and we think it’s important to celebrate the impact of our classroom heroes.
We do this every year with the Pearson National Teaching Awards – the Oscars of the teaching profession – but we need your help! By entering your colleagues you can help celebrate the work that takes place in your school and your community, and give them the recognition they deserve.
Help us to shine a light on the inspiring stars in your community
Past winners of the Pearson National Teaching Awards have told us these awards not only made them feel appreciated but also boosted the morale of the entire school community. “I don’t think people can underestimate the value of this, not only on a personal level but for your community, for the school, for parents, and of course for the children.”
There are 16 categories awarding individuals, teams, and staff members, from early years and primary to secondary and further education. Whether it’s an incredible teacher, knowledgeable lab tech, efficient office staff member, or much-loved lunch supervisor, enter them today!
How to enter
It’s easy and free to enter, head to teachingawards.com to tell us about your nominee and their background, and why you think they deserve to be considered for the award. The deadline is 5PM on Friday 1st March 2024.
We want to hear about the positive impact that your colleague has had on learners, colleagues and the wider community. Whether it be through organising extracurricular activities, building relationships with local businesses, improving academic results, or anything else that has made a difference.
Make your colleague feel like a superstar
Silver Winners will be announced on National Thank a Teacher Day (19 June 2024), presented with a trophy and invited to a celebratory tea in London.
A few Gold Winners will have the chance to be revealed on BBC’s The One Show in the week running up to the glittering annual awards ceremony where the remaining gold winners will be announced. At the November ceremony the honoured educators will get the true VIP experience with an overnight stay in London, a four-course dinner, and a stunning trophy to serve as a reminder of all their hard work and dedication to their profession.
Each nominee (Silver or Gold Winner or not) receives a certificate in recognition of their hard work from their peers and community
Paddy McCabe, headteacher of St. Oliver Plunkett Primary School, Gold Winners of The Award for Making a Difference – Primary School of the Year said,
“I am delighted for the staff team, our parents and pupils and indeed our community. The application process forced us to step out of the maelstrom of the daily grind and to take stock and to recognise that we do indeed “Make a Difference”. The Silver and subsequently the Gold Awards, in many ways, are the icing on the cake, the process was prize enough.
“I was especially proud to receive the award because of the title, ‘Making a Difference’. Having been a past pupil I know the impact that the school had on me and continues to have on children in our community to this day.”Paddy McCabe
Help a worthy, hardworking colleague receive the acknowledgment they deserve. Enter an outstanding colleague into the 2024 Pearson National Teaching Awards today.